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Doyle Henry Sheppard

June 12, 1962 ~ March 6, 2021 (age 58)


Doyle Henry Sheppard, 58, a retired road construction superintendent and 26 year resident of Jay, Florida, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, March 6, 2021.

Doyle Henry was born in Gainesville, Florida on June 12, 1962 to the late Ernest and Syble Sheppard. On December 15, 1979 he married the love of his life, Sheri.

Doyle Henry is survived by his beloved wife, Sheri; his daughter, Ashley; and son, Jacob; his mother, Syble; his grandchildren, Abbey, Alley, Reid, Tucker and Joanna; as well as his two brothers, Dejaun (Darla) and Darrell (Lisa); and by numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, a brother and sister, father, Ernest; and nephew, Darren.

Doyle Henry was a loving father, a faithful and devoted husband, protector and provider. His life’s passion was hunting but more specifically deer hunting. He would spend the months between hunting season, sighting in his guns and bows and target practicing. He loved to be outdoors and spent many of his summers on the Suwannee River and Blackwater River boating with his family. Doyle Henry started his 40 year career with Anderson Columbia Construction Inc. In May 1978. This career is ultimately what brought him his wife and children to Jay, Florida. He was a gifted and highly sought after motor-grader operator. Through his hard work and determination, he rose to the position of superintendent before his retirement in 2018. Anderson Columbia ran deep in his blood. He will be deeply missed by his friends, family, and all who know him.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 2:00pm at the Chapel of Whitehurst-Powell Funeral Home with a short visitation following the service. Arrangements are entrusted to Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home in Crestview. Guest book and condolences are available online at

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Memorial Service
March 11, 2021

2:00 PM
Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home
436 West James Lee Blvd.
Crestview, FL 32536

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